85 Wurts St, Kingston, New York


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About 85 Wurts St

A truly stunning 1863 brick Italianate home on a beautiful, tree-lined street in the historic, quaint and very fashionable Rondout District of Kingston is perfectly located, just a 3-minute walk to the vibrant waterfront, with restaurants, shops and the lively music, art and cultural scene that exemplifies Kingston, New York. Rich with history, this former parsonage was built by Turck and Burhans on the hilltop donated by Thomas Cornell to site the Romanesque Wurts St. Baptist Church and its rectory. His mansion sat diagonally with views of the Hudson River and the company's steamship harbor. Seventeen ministers and their families lived here until 1957 when #85 Wurts became a private residence. Today, this 3264 sq. ft 5 BR, 3 Bath home, has been completely renovated, preserving the exquisite historical details, but with updates to all the important things like the furnace, 200-amp electric service, plumbing, heating, central AC, roofing and architectural features. It has 11 ft. ceilings, 10 fireplaces, a Unico air handling system, 16-zone alarm service, front & back staircases, butler's pantry, pocket doors, raised paneling, 26 windows, storm windows and shutters. A former servants' wing has been converted to His and Her bathrooms with exquisite touches and high-end plumbing and finishes. The third bathroom, also on the 2nd floor, has a charming 3- foot tub and fine detailing. The home has 3 covered porches, a vine-covered loggia, 30 ft. sunken garden with waterfall (which at one time was a lap pool and could be easily converted back to a lap pool again), plus mature trees and perennial beds. The beautiful back yard, garage and driveway are enclosed by a 6 ft iron fence. The sidewalks are bluestone, and the landscaping includes gorgeous specimen trees. Incredible care and great expense has been taken in every aspect of restoring this masterpiece. For anyone who has a passion for history, and beautiful architecture in a fabulous setting, this is a must-see property!

Features of 85 Wurts St

MLS® # 412312
Price $875,000
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 3.00
Full Baths 3
Square Footage 4,889
Acres 0.14
Year Built 1863
Type Residential
Sub-Type Single Family Detached
Style Other, Traditional

Community Information

Address 85 Wurts St
Subdivision NONE
City Kingston
County Ulster County
State New York
Zip Code 12401

Additional Information

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Parking 1 Car, Detached, Off Street
# of Garages 1
View Park-Like
Is Waterfront Yes
Waterfront River, Walk To
Has Pool No


Interior Wood, Tile
Interior Features 9+ Foot Ceilings, Gas Dryer Connection, Gas Stove Connection
Appliances Dryer, Dishwasher, Microwave, Washer
Heating Forced Air, Natural Gas Available
Cooling Central Air
Fireplace Yes
# of Fireplaces 10
# of Stories 2


Exterior Brick
Exterior Features Landscaped, Other, Porch
Lot Description Level, Views, Corner
Roof Asphalt Shingles
Construction Brick
Foundation Stone

School Information

District Kingston City
Elementary John F. Kennedy School
Middle J Watson Bailey Middle
High Kingston HS

Additional Information

Taxes (total) $7,415
School Tax $4,492
Land Tax $2,923

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